- The Washington Times - Saturday, April 19, 2008



Medical emergency closes Metro tracks

A man fell yesterday on the tracks at the Silver Spring Metro Station, causing minor delays on the Red Line.

Emergency crews turned off the power for a time at the station, causing delays in both directions.

A Montgomery County fire department spokesman said the incident occurred at about 3:45 p.m. and that the man had a medical emergency.


Arraignment delayed in child’s bridge death

The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office says an arraignment has been postponed for a Baltimore man accused of throwing his child off the Francis Scott Key bridge.

State’s Attorney’s Office spokesman Joseph Sviatko says the hearing is now set for April 25.

Stephen Nelson was indicted last month on first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. He purportedly threw 3-year-old Turner Jordan off the bridge in February. The child’s body hasn’t been found.

Mr. Nelson told police that demons made him do it. Court documents state that Mr. Nelson telephoned the boy’s mother saying he was going to kill the child. Court records show Mr. Nelson was in a custody battle with her.



Internet used in prostitution sting

Suffolk police say three women have been charged with prostitution after a sting operation that used the Internet’s Craigslist as a directory.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said the undercover special investigations unit learned that prostitutes were advertising on Craigslist, a popular Web site where people sell, buy or trade goods and services.

She says officers rented furniture and turned an apartment into a bachelor pad, contacted the women through the site and set up meetings with them over the weekend.

In an e-mail to the Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk on Thursday, a Craigslist spokesman said the company is using new measures to reduce the number of erotic services ads. The company said it assists police with investigations.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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